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Junior Recruitment Consultant

Are you passionate about publishing and want to build your career in a fast-paced, consultative and driven sales environment? Since launching our Temps division we have seen a high demand for temporary workers within the field and now have an exciting opportunity to expand the team.

Inspired Selection is a successful and established recruitment agency based in Central London. We have been recruiting for the Publishing sector, including STM (science, technical and medical publishers) since 1999 and this year marks our 20th anniversary! Starting in Oxford, we grew with the demand and expanded our offering to London. The headquarters are now based in London Bridge, in lovely offices with a private garden to enjoy during the summer months especially.

Publishing and content is driven by its people, they make it what it is and as specialist publishing and content recruitment consultants we are in the privileged position of enabling publishing professionals to be in the right jobs. Inspired Selection is looking for a Junior Recruitment Consultant to join our ambitious and friendly Temps team in Central London. This is a 360 recruitment role so candidates applying must be aware that you will need to be both candidate and client facing.

In this role you can expect to be working with a range of publishing companies and publishing or content teams within other types of organisations. Our vast client base includes the leading publishing companies, content agencies and other organisations across a range of sectors with publishing or content needs. To give you a better idea of the breadth of our clients, we will work with trade publishers who publish books in fiction and non-fiction, independent outfits as well as academic, scientific and education publishers. We also recruit regularly for the charitable sector and professional services industry and so on.

On a daily basis, you will be building relationships with your clients and candidates as well as creating a profile and brand for yourself within your designated sector. Through advertising, attracting and resourcing candidates and then interviewing specifically on the roles from the clients, you'll be short-listing the very top talent to introduce to publishers.

Your responsibilities will include:

·Building strong relationships with clients and candidates
·Writing adverts
·Candidate attraction, sourcing and management
·Keeping the database up to date
·Interviewing and assessing candidates for roles
·Business Development through meetings, calls, event attendance etc.
·Negotiating offers for candidates and clients
·Attending networking events
·Writing relevant blogs for our website
·Building and maintaining a social media presence for yourself and the business
.Time Management

This role will suit someone who is highly organised, proactive and is looking for a new challenge within their career. You will ideally also come with some business development or sales. You must enjoy meeting new people and genuine interest in finding out about their needs and motivations for their future careers. Having drive and ambition will be crucial as well being able to work to tight and multiple deadlines.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the market leading publishing recruitment agency and the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and generous commission structure

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

**Inspired Selection operates an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

In May 2019, Inspired Search & Selection pledged to promote The Book Trade Charity. As a charity, BTBS offer financial help to people (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in the book trade, including help with interview costs, to help support paid internships and work experience and for other opportunities for development. Please follow this link ( to check eligibility and further support.

Junior Recruitment Consultant

Sales, Consultancy